One third of first-time buyers escaped paying stamp duty in September as a result of the government’s temporary £175,000 nil-rate threshold, according to new data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

There were 6,200 first-time buyer loans for properties between the old threshold of £125,000 and the temporary threshold of £175,000, representing 32% of the 19,700 loans to first-time buyers in September. In addition, 7,800 first-time buyers (40%) bought properties valued below the £125,000 original threshold.

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Article by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Data sourced from the CML/BankSearch Regulated Mortgage Survey.